Active Members

Joseph Cherian, PhD '93

Joseph Cherian is a professor of finance (practice) and director of the Center for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at the National University of Singapore Business School. He was formerly an executive-in-residence at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Prior to that, Cherian was managing director, global head, and chief investment officer of the quantitative strategies group within Credit Suisse's Alternative Investments division, where he had responsibility for over $67 billion in client assets. These included structured equity, long/short equity, and global macro strategies offered as mutual funds, separate accounts, and hedge funds. While at Credit Suisse, Cherian also served on the global executive committee and various senior management committees of the Asset Management division.

Cherian joined Credit Suisse in 2004 from Banc of America Capital Management, where he was a managing director and senior portfolio manager of their asset allocation and quantitative equity funds. Previously, he was an associate professor of finance at Boston University; a visiting professor of finance at Cornell University, the University of Amsterdam, and the Tinbergen Institute; and consulted for several major financial organizations.

Cherian holds a BS (1986) in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and MS (1992) and PhD (1993) degrees in finance from Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles for a variety of investment or financial journals, and currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Orissa Group, which develops and disseminates liquidity-based data and analytical products across multiple asset classes. Cherian also formerly served as a review board member of the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute, and on the Scientific Advisory Boards of netDecide Corp. and SKG Inc.